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Spotted cleaner shrimp
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Lizard fish of Bonaire
By Beate Seiler
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Swimming through silversides
By Leena Roy
posted (4 days ago)
14 votes

Porcupinefish, Lembeh, Sulawesi.
By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Phyllodesmium longicirrum, Pulau pef hosereef, Raja Ampat.
By Filip Staes
posted (6 days ago)
12 votes

Mantis shrimp Nuvilu Diving
By Khaled Zaki
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Hairy shrimp with eggs.
By Mehmet Salih Bilal
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Californian sealion, La Paz, Mexico.
By Filip Staes
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Blenny with craizy hair, Klein Bonaire
By Alejandro Topete
posted (6 days ago)
10 votes

Air bubbles
By Beate Seiler
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
"Bark"
Young seals, rather like puppies, test the limits of their territory by rushing for each other (and visiting divers) with mock charges and bubble laden barks
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
stunning action shot
35 Votes
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A waterlily photographed in a pond in Belgium. The camera... by Filip Staes
A waterlily photographed in a pond in Belgium. The camera was held just below the surface. Nikon D 7100 in Hugyfot housing, Tokina 10-17mm é10mm, f16, 1/320, ISO200.
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Very unique shot. Loving the angle and the composition.
37 Votes
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Egg Cowrie in the coral with open polyps, Canon 6d, 1/100... by Dragos Dumitrescu
Egg Cowrie in the coral with open polyps, Canon 6d, 1/100, F10, Iso100
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wonderful and also unique shot of a cowrie in a starry night.
30 Votes
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Snooted anemone and diver in front of early morning sun / no double exposure
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Wonderful composition and lighting. Amazing shot!
45 Votes
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1-2-3 by Viktor Vrbovský
1-2-3
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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How to frogkick - a very unique shot of a swimming frog in the category manipulated
33 Votes
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Cuttlefish, Zeeland, The Netherlands.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Perfect timing, great composition and the green water adds a special touch to the shot
56 Votes
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MIRROR- by Ramin Ardestani
MIRROR-
shortlistedShortlisted!
26 Votes
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Title:bubble
shot@yakushima Japan
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33 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, August 25, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Sea of Japan Japan
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Japan
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Title: "The Moment of Birth" Name of species: Apogon imberbis.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Very special and spectacular capture of a unique moment. Right time, right place and right focus.
26 Votes
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"Out of the pack" - I really had this image or something very similar to it in my mind during this particular dive with the sand tiger sharks, when I turned my head to see it in actuality!! Lucky me!!
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Wonderful wide angle shot with great lighting and composition
35 Votes
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Water lilies, Turnhout, Belgium.
shortlistedShortlisted!
42 Votes
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inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile by Massimo Giorgetta
inside a Mangrove lived american crocodile
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2017 awards final round judging

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Incredible over/under shot. Colors and focus are just perfect
31 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cuba
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Cuba
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Silhouette of Napoleon snake eel by Violet Ting
Silhouette of Napoleon snake eel
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Wow! Now that's how you use backlight...
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 1, 2017
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indonesia
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Indonesia
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A jaw fish with hundred new life in its mouth. I spent 4 dives to search and wait this shoot.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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So many eyes! Perfect timing and focus
35 Votes
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Safe navigation
shortlistedShortlisted!
25 Votes
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A walking octopus by Chun Zhou
A walking octopus
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Incredible and unique shot of this alien-like octopus
39 Votes
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B.A.B.O.O.N by Ipah Uid
B.A.B.O.O.N
shortlistedShortlisted!
30 Votes
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This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval ... by Suzan Meldonian
This is one of the few shots in existence of this larval form of a Tripod fish. It is a creature from the deep, originally found at 15,000 feet in the Marianas Trench. Discovered while on a Black water dive over a depth of 600 feet in the Gulf Stream
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Incredible shot of a very rare sighting. Just wonderful.
34 Votes
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All eyes on me
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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Love the colors, background and narrow depth of field, not the usual shrimp shot
33 Votes
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An American crocodile shot at Banco Chinchorro. These are... by Tom St George
An American crocodile shot at Banco Chinchorro. These are one of the larger species of crocodile, although they are not particularly aggressive.
shortlistedShortlisted!
27 Votes
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'A Light Embrace' - A lemon shark glides through the late-afternoon sunlight off the coast of Grand Bahama
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Just a perfect shark shot
34 Votes
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N E O N
Thorny Seahorse
(Hippocampus histrix) by Lilian Koh
N E O N
Thorny Seahorse
(Hippocampus histrix)
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

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The disco seahorse - great technique and lighting.
28 Votes
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Eagle Rey
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
Great colors and composition, not to forget the perfect pose of the model
28 Votes
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Diver on the Tree,
Cenote Dive Cancun by Sevil Gurel Peker
Diver on the Tree,
Cenote Dive Cancun
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
Perfect capture of the mystical atmosphere in this cenote
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Mexico
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Tentacle
shortlistedShortlisted!
33 Votes
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The sun here is at 91% Totality during the Eclipse.. not a big difference, but fun to try.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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A very rare shot during the eclipse, loving it
31 Votes
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T R I B A L
Tube anemone
shortlistedShortlisted!
27 Votes
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